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Blushing Pink Bowtie Salad

 
One serving costs about $1.86

$1.86 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 salad
spoonacular Score:43%

Spoonacular Score: 43%

 

Blushing Pink Bowtie Salad might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 8 servings with 355 calories, 8g of protein, and 14g of fat each. For $2.04 per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up sugar, inch romaine lettuce, cup wine vinegar, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 45%. This score is solid. Try Bowtie Chicken Salad, Bowtie Chicken Pasta Salad, and Italian Bowtie Pasta Salad for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 leaf
1 leaf baby spinach leaves
baby spinach leaves
8 oz
8 oz bowtie pasta
bowtie pasta
1 cup
1 cup canola oil
canola oil
8 strips
8 strips cooked bacon
cooked bacon
1 tsp
1 tsp dry mustard
dry mustard
1 oz
1 oz mozzarella cheese
mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
poppy seeds
1 inch
1 inch romaine lettuce
romaine lettuce
some
some fresh strawberries
fresh strawberries
0.67 cups
0.67 cups sugar
sugar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps sweet onion
sweet onion
1 cup
1 cup red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
1 leaf baby spinach leaves
1 leaf
baby spinach leaves
8 oz bowtie pasta
8 oz
bowtie pasta
1 cup canola oil
1 cup
canola oil
8 strips cooked bacon
8 strips
cooked bacon
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp
dry mustard
1 oz mozzarella cheese
1 oz
mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 Tbsp
poppy seeds
1 inch romaine lettuce
1 inch
romaine lettuce
some fresh strawberries
some
fresh strawberries
0.67 cups sugar
0.67 cups
sugar
2 Tbsps sweet onion
2 Tbsps
sweet onion
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup
red wine vinegar

Equipment

paper towels
paper towels
blender
blender
paper towels
paper towels
blender
blender


Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. Boil pasta as directed. Rinse under cold water and set aside.
  3. Prepare lettuce. Fry bacon until crisp, drain and crumble.
  4. Clean and cut strawberries, then set them on a paper towel to drain.
  5. Julienne mozzarella cheese.
  6. Combine dressing ingredients (except poppy seeds) in blender jar. Give it enough time to completely pulverize the onion and turn a pretty pink color. Remove to a separate container. Add poppy seed just before serving, stirring well.
  7. Combine lettuce, spinach, and pasta, tossing until combined. Add just enough dressing to coat. Add strawberries, bacon and mozzarella last, stirring carefully to prevent breaking them apart.
  8. Serve with additional dressing on the side. Store remains in the refrigerator.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.85
Ingredient
1 leave baby spinach leaves
8 ounces bowtie pasta
1 cup canola oil
8 strips cooked bacon
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 ounce mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
some fresh strawberries
⅔ cups sugar
2 tablespoons sweet onion
1 cup red wine vinegar
Price
$0.01
$0.73
$0.61
$0.82
$0.11
$0.44
$0.38
$10.29
$0.18
$0.06
$1.22
$14.83

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

Green Tips

  • Eating produce that isn't in season means you're eating fruits and vegetables that have traveled quite awhile to get to you. They lose much of their nutrition during transport, and the long distances are not doing the planet any good either. If you want strawberries in winter, buy them frozen! Also, strawberries are one of the worst offenders when it comes to pesticide residues found on produce, so buy organic when you can.

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
302 Calories
8g Protein
7g Total Fat
49g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
302
15%

Fat
7g
12%

  Saturated Fat
1g
11%

Carbohydrates
49g
17%

  Sugar
24g
27%

Cholesterol
10mg
4%

Sodium
165mg
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
8g
17%

Vitamin C
85mg
103%

Manganese
0.92mg
46%

Selenium
23µg
34%

Fiber
4g
16%

Phosphorus
145mg
15%

Magnesium
43mg
11%

Folate
42µg
11%

Potassium
352mg
10%

Vitamin B3
1mg
10%

Copper
0.19mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Vitamin B6
0.16mg
8%

Iron
1mg
7%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Calcium
67mg
7%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.41mg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.18µg
3%

Vitamin A
83IU
2%

covered percent of daily need

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